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    My Recording Home Studio Equipments- NEED ADVICE!

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    Wassup, Im thinking of building a brand new room studio for myself. I have a A$3000 Budget and have researched the following essential equipments to purchase. The prices may seem cheap as they are all from ebay- music warehouses.

    1) Pentium D Dual Core 250GB HDD Full Desktop Package- A$1000
    2) 2006 Worlds best studio mic award winning RODE NT2A - A$600

    3) Behringer T1953 2-Channel Tube Microphone/Line Preamplifier - A$280
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/NEW-BEHRINGER-T1953-2-CHANNEL-TUBE-MIC-PREAMP_W0QQitemZ290042513265QQihZ019QQcategoryZ23792QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    4) BEHRINGER MONITOR SPEAKERS MS20 - A$200
    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/BEHRINGER-MONITOR-SPEAKERS-MS20-NEW-MELMUSIC_W0QQitemZ220042179834QQihZ012QQcategoryZ23794QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    5) SENHEISER HD555 HEADPHONES- A$150

    6) E-MU EMU 1616 Laptop Cardbus Soundcard (PCI Adapter)- A$450
    http://cgi.ebay.com/E-MU-EMU-1616-Laptop-Cardbus-Soundcard-NEW-FROM-DEALR_W0QQitemZ260045999549QQihZ016QQcategoryZ41784QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

    Now this all adds up to almost $2700 and im 300 under budget. I just need your advice if you think
    that these are all good and worth the value, if not, what should i change and which should i buy. Iam mainly concerned over the soundcard, not sure if its the appropriate one for me to purchase.
    And also, these are all the essential equipments i basically need for a home recording studio right? as i basically just record vocals? (music/beat production, mastering done by my label)

    If any of you could take 5 minutes of your time to help me with this long-term investment, i would be really
    thankful!

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    I would very highly recommend better monitoring and a better front end.

    You want "cheap" and "good" - FMR's RNP preamp, less than $500, and probably the absolute best value in budget-friendly preamps, period.

    Monitors - The most important part of *any* recording rig, along with the room. I'd spend *AT LEAST* a third of your budget on monitoring and room bass trapping alone. Nothing else matters if you can't hear it reasonably accurately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MASSIVE Mastering
    I would very highly recommend better monitoring and a better front end.

    Monitors - The most important part of *any* recording rig, along with the room. I'd spend *AT LEAST* a third of your budget on monitoring and room bass trapping alone. Nothing else matters if you can't hear it reasonably accurately.
    I totally agree with him. Room acoustics and monitoring are essential. Also, what software program will you use for recording and mixing? I didn't see that anywhere in your list, unless I just missed it. Do you plan on using Cubase, Logic, ProTools? You got a computer, microphone, monitors, mics and a singer, but how do you plan on recording them?
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    Dynaudio BM5a's should be your speaker of choice. (in that price range)

    Also, bass trappings will set you on your way also.

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